ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY/ PHYSIOTHERAPY / SPEECH THERAPY: ALLIED HEALTH (CASE MANAGER / PROJECT COORDINATOR)

  • Full Time
  • Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, Natalia 330 Langalibalele (Longmarket) Street, 3201 View on Map
  • @Health KwaZulu-Natal posted 1 month ago
  • Posted : Sep 8, 2021 -Accepting applications
  • Salary: R517,326.00 - R574,158.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary Grade 1: R517 326 – R574 158 per annum
  • Qualifications Certificate
  • Industry Health
  • Reference REF NO: EMP45/2021
  • Centre Queen Nandi Regional Hospital (Empangeni)
  • Enquiries
    Mr SM Ndabandaba Tel No: 035 907 7011 (Deputy Director: HRM)
  • Where to submit application
    must be forwarded to: Human Resources Offices at Queen Nandi Regional Hospital Private Bag X20005, Empangeni, 3880. Physical Address: 21 Union Street, Empangeni, 3880.
  • Notes
    NOTE: Applicants are requested to apply with a new Z83 Application Form obtainable at any Government Department or the website www.kznhealth.gov.za (effective from 01.01.2021). The Z83 form must be completed in full and page 2 duly signed. Clear indication of the post and reference number that is being applied for must be indicated on Z83. A recent, comprehensive CV, specifying all qualifications and experience, with respective date and copies of qualifications and ID copy, Drivers Licence (where appropriate). General information: Short-listed candidates must available for interviews at a date and time determine by the KZN Department of Health. The appointments are subject to positive outcomes obtained from the State Security Agency (SSA) to the following checks (security clearance (vetting), criminal clearance, credit records, and citizenship), verification of Educational Qualifications by SAQA, verification of previous experience from Employers and verification from the Company Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). People with disabilities should feel free to apply. Males are encouraged to apply for this post. Applicants are respectfully informed that, if no notification is received within 3 months after the closing date, they must consider their applications unsuccessful. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have a foreign qualification, which is the requirement of the post, evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation on application. Non- RSA Citizens/ Permanent Residents/ Work Permit holders must submit documentary proof together with their applications. All employees in the Public Service that are presently on the same salary level but on a notch/package above of the advertised post are free to apply. Fingerprints will be taken on the day of the interview. The social media accounts of shortlisted applicants may be assessed. Due severe budgetary constraints that the hospital is currently facing, candidates are respectfully advised that the following cost cutting measures will apply: Subsistence & Travelling (S&T) allowance claims will not be processed. Resettlement and or relocation claims will not be paid. The Hospital has a limited accommodation; therefore incumbents appointed for the post should arrange their own private accommodation prior the assumption of duty NB: Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit proof of work experience endorsed and stamped by the employer/s and/or certified copies of qualifications prior to the date of the interview.

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: Degree in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy/ Speech Therapy PLUS Current registration with Health Professional Council of South Africa. PLUS Minimum of 5 years work experience within a hospital with Paediatrics experience of which at least 3 years must be supervisory in nature. PLUS Unendorsed valid Code B driver’s license (Code 08). (Certificates of service or official letters of service from previous/current employers, signed and stamped by HR must be attached to the application) Applicants in possession of a foreign qualification must attach the evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to their applications. Recommendations: Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy and medicolegal experience will be added advantage Knowledge, Skills, Training and Competencies Required: Excellent knowledge and expert skill in occupational therapy/ physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Knowledge of the scope of other rehabilitation professions. Additional knowledge of the assessment and ongoing holistic and comprehensive care of children with neuro-developmental disorders, especially Cerebral Palsy, and their families. Excellent knowledge in rehabilitation equipment, assistive devices and relevant consumables. Sound knowledge and skill of institutional administrative tasks. Knowledge of medicolegal procedures and reporting related to rehabilitation. Knowledge of all current legislation related to Occupational therapy/ physiotherapy / Speech Therapy eg. Scope, Acts, guidelines, etc. Good knowledge of current research and development. Excellent management and supervisory skill for both staff and students. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent problem solving and analytical skill for patient care and management. Ethical reasoning in clinical and human resource management. Good leadership, flexible, innovative, resourceful and creative with excellent organizational and time management skills. Good I.T. Knowledge and skills – Excel, Word and Power point. DUTIES: Overall management of the allied medicolegal service for the Northern Region of KZN (Area 3). Monitor and coordinate all rehabilitation services (Physio, OT, Speech, Audiology) and other relevant services (Psycho-social, Nutritional, medical and surgical) for all medicolegal patients between Queen Nandi Hospital and Ngwelezana Hospital, private practitioners, drainage hospitals and legal services as needed. Ensure coordinated bookings for lodging, assessment, treatments, block therapy, NGO consultations, legal consultations, and other medical professional consultations. Manage a case load, assess and treat patients when indicated and provide an expert opinion 145 on rehabilitation services. Audit, compile and produce comprehensive medicolegal assessments, progress reports and quantitative costing for all holistic comprehensive care. Audit and review case progress. Liaise with the legal department and associated legal professionals to determine the needs of each case, evaluate plaintiff rehabilitation reports, prepare court documents, and appear in court as needed. To facilitate appointments and referrals to all relevant medical professionals and other role players as directed by the assessing and treating rehabilitation staff. Develop strategic and operational planning for the Centre of Excellence at Queen Nandi and Ngwelezana Hospital. Develop policies, clinical guidelines, operational procedures and quality assurance processes for the Centre of Excellence. To supervise all staff and students allocated to the service and ensure effective staff utilization. Ensure a comprehensive training Programme with research and analysis for medicolegal services.

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